These easy, do-ahead puffs can go directly into the oven from the freezer. The same recipe can also be used to prepare eclairs, gougeres (puffs filled with cheese), and cream puffs.
From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
Fill these puffs with pastry cream and top with a maple-espresso glaze -- or use the shells to make larger versions of our delicious Profiteroles dessert. This recipe was adapted from a version found in "Entertaining."Also try: Eclairs with Pastry Cream and Maple-Espresso Glaze
Bake some sweet hearts for your sweetheart. In a twist on traditional oblong eclairs, the light French pastry known as pate a choux is piped into heart shapes and filled with milk-chocolate whipped cream. Topped with a glossy layer of dark chocolate glaze, these treats are perfect after a dinner party or dining a deux.
eclair topping, but you can make coffee icing by whisking together two
cups sifted confectioners' sugar, one tablespoon melted butter, and three tablespoons
brewed coffee. Make icing just before serving.